Meaning of “jaunty” in the English Dictionary

"jaunty" in British English

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jauntyadjective

uk /ˈdʒɔːn.ti/ us /ˈdʒɑːn.t̬i/

(Definition of “jaunty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jaunty" in American English

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jauntyadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ˈdʒɔn·ti, ˈdʒɑn·ti/

happy and confident

jauntily
adverb us /ˈdʒɔn·təl·i, ˈdʒɑnt-/

He scampered jauntily down the stairs.

(Definition of “jaunty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)